This book was a review copy sent to me by Anna Suknov and much of the science was over my head; I enjoyed the first half and learned a little (admittedly my capacity for higher-level thinking is limited) in the second half. Thanks, Anna. I had to stretch, but was fully aware of how useful this book and its technique would be in teaching difficult concepts to students.
- there is no such thing as centrifugal force; what is actually at work is centripetal force
- time dilation - very interesting chapter that discusses the theoretical possibility of time travel and other time anomalies
- Fred's (that brilliant young physicist in the Angel series) theories about D-branes, p-dimensions, T-dualities and more when discussing string theory. Chapter 9, discusses the real science behind the terms
- this quote:
There is an extensive bibliography--8 1/2 pages of scientific articles and books alone. Also a section on the episodes from Buffy and Angel that Ouellette used to illustrate the science she discusses.
Nonfiction. Science. 283 pages + resource material. 2006.